[LMB] OT: Handedness [Was: More attitudes to women in

Mitch Miller mitchmiller at entertainmenttax.com
Wed Sep 28 19:06:06 BST 2011


From: "Hendon, Alison" <A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org>

>>From Mitch Miller:

>> I also have noticed a surprising percentage of left-handed shooters 
>> among police officers, which I find very strange, not only because of 
>>the low level of left-handers in the population generally, but because 
>> virtually all (US) cops today carry semi-automatic pistols.  When I 
>> was in the service, they simply would not allow you to fire the pistol 
>> left-handed (although I am a left-handed rifle shooter) because the 
>> rounds eject to the right, and if you were firing left-handed the 
>> round could eject into your face.  As far as I know, this is still the 
>> case with the modern polymer pistols that most police carry today.

>When I learned to shoot we used 38 specials (revolvers) and we fired with a 2-handed grip.

>Alison

Well, sure, but I was in the Green Wienie roughly at the time of the Spanish Armada!

Mitch Miller






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